The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on August 24, 2012

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.

Did you know that, to make an animated character look realistic, Disney animators coined the principle of “follow through,” when a character’s hair bounces back after they’ve come to a stop? Learn more about the fascinating history of animation through this week’s PBS Off Book: The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics.

  It’s a man’s movie world. “For the top 250 domestic films of 2011, only 18 percent of behind-the-camera positions, including producer and director, were held by women,” according to the New York Times. Join the debate about how women can gain cachet in the industry. Get excited. The Toronto Film Festival opens September 6th, and Indiewire published the full lineup of films.

Check out these postcards from the early 1900s, featuring proto Photoshop skills. One postcard, “Bringing in the Sheaves, A Common Scene On An Okla Farm,” includes mammoth corncobs and cabbage. Here’s some inspiration to start your weekend: How to Be an Explorer of the World, courtesy of Brainpickings. One representative gem of a quote: “The imagination needs moodling — long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling, and puttering.” — Brenda Ueland. 


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    ITVS is pleased to welcome Brandii Rice as our new Head of Business and Legal Affairs. In her role Rice will oversee business and legal affairs across the ITVS brand portfolio. In addition, she will guide licensing and business strategies to support ITVS’ content development, production, distribution and audience development goals. She will join ITVS

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